This sprawling, chaotic comedy about a sprawling, chaotic holiday party expects its improv-tested cast to make up for its skimpy script. Some performers do; most don't.
Writer-director Clay Liford's low-key, lo-fi coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age comedy follows the romantic fumblings of awkward teen Neil (Michael Johnston), both online and off.
Director Damien Chazelle follows up Whiplash, his 2014 study in musical masochism, with a romantic musical full of catchy ditties and vibrant colors.
Belgian director Jaco Van Dormael's modern fable boasts a promising whimsical premise, but comes off disappointingly glib in execution.
The ban applies to ticket sales for any public event that can be attended by 200 or more people.
Blue Seal ice cream was launched after World War II for American soldiers stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Today, it's a fusion of American and Okinawan tastes that's loved by locals and tourists alike.
Book critic Maureen Corrigan says that if there's one word that characterizes her list this year, it's "serious." These books certainly aren't grim or dull, but they take on big, difficult subjects.
We take a moment to chat with KQED pop culture writer Emmanuel Hapsis about the TV Land series Younger, which just closed its third season.
Two brilliant artists met just over a century ago when Pablo Picasso invited Mexican Diego Rivera to his Paris studio. A new exhibition in Los Angeles explores how they influenced each other.
With tantalizing twists like liqueur, coffee and spices, kids may turn up their little red noses at these decadent delights — but that just leaves more for you and your adult friends.
The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.
New social science research shows that women in the arts earn significantly less than men across the board.
The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.
The Undoing Project tells the story of two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people think. According to the Moneyball author, it's all about framing.
Once a day until December 25th, NPR's "Monkey See" blog is highlighting a small, good thing that happened in pop culture this year.
Maria Semple's new comic novel is about a stressed-out wife and mother who starts every day with a mantra. She tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that the book was inspired by her own experiences as a mom.
Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.
The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.
NPR's annual, sortable book guide is here. And to mark the occasion, correspondent Lynn Neary talks about the year in fiction and shares a couple of her favorite new titles.
Nicole Maines and Kylar Broadus are both featured in the new HBO documentary. "We all come out publicly," Broadus says. "There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person."